Noise Management

Our noise technical staff provide noise and vibration impact analysis and permitting in compliance with local, State, and federal standards, including CEQA and NEPA requirements.

Case Study

Kaiser Dublin Medical Center

FCS recently completed a project-level EIR for the development of an approximately 1.2-million-square-foot medical center on 58 acres in eastern Dublin. The proposed medical center includes a 950,000-square-foot medical campus and a 250,000-square-foot commercial component.

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Whether your project involves commercial, industrial, residential, or infrastructure development, FCS offers a wide range of noise planning and control services to assist you with land use planning and environmental compliance.

  • Construction Noise and Vibration Measurement, Analysis, and Control
  • Environmental Noise Surveys and Title 24 Compliance
  • Peer Review and Expert Testimony
  • Legislative Support
  • Ground Vibration Prediction and Control
  • Highway Noise Modeling and Control
  • Noise and Vibration Measurement and Analysis
  • Noise Modeling (FHWA RD-77-108, SOUND32 Noise Model, FHWA Traffic Noise Model 2.5, SoundPLAN 8.1)
  • Point Source Noise Impact Modeling and Mitigation Planning (e.g., heating, ventilation, HVAC systems)
  • Traffic and Transportation Noise and Vibration Prediction and Control

The FCS Noise Management Team


Senior Vice President, Environmental Services

Senior Vice President, Environmental Services


Associate Director, Noise & Air Quality

Associate Director, Noise & Air Quality

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Noise studies conducted since 2014

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Select Projects

1040 La Brea Avenue Hotel Categorical Exemption

The City of West Hollywood selected FCS to prepare necessary technical studies and the appropriate level of CEQA documentation for the 1040 La Brea Project. FCS completed detailed technical studies, including an Air Quality and GHG Emissions Analysis, Noise Analysis, and Traffic Impact Analysis, and subsequently facilitated the successful completion of a Categorical Exemption pursuant to CEQA.

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Warm Springs/South Fremont Community Plan EIR

The Community Plan envisions up to 4,000 dwelling units, 10 million square feet of non-residential uses, 20,000 new jobs, and a 600-student elementary school over a planning horizon of more than 20 years. FCS carefully evaluated ways to avoid or reduce potential impacts through thoughtful planning of this highly constrained site, located between the Union Pacific railroad, BART corridor, and Interstate 880.

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San Gorgonio Crossing Project EIR

FCS recently prepared an EIR and associated technical studies to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with construction and operation of the San Gorgonio Crossing Project, which proposes to construct two LEED-certified industrial buildings totaling more than 2.5 million square feet on approximately 229 acres near Cherry Valley, California.

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Environmental Services for The Conservation Center for Wildlife Care

FCS prepared technical studies (cultural resources, biological resources, air quality, and noise) in support of The Lawrence Ellison Foundation (LEF) original application submittal in 2013 and also reviewed provided comments on the County’s 2014 EIR on behalf of the LEF. Following the unanimous approval of the project, FCS is now providing biological, regulatory, project management, and entitlement processing services to support the proposed Conservation Center for Wildlife Care Project in Santa Clara County.

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How we can help

In an ever-changing regulatory and sustainability environment, FCS understands the challenges you face. Our highly qualified environmental specialists, energy management consultants, and technical experts deliver integrated, industry-specific solutions that move your project forward—so that you can focus on what matters.